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North River native happy in purple and black

Amherst Ramblers forward Shawn Wright, who is a former Truro Bearcat, is eager to get the playoff action going against his former teammates tonight in Truro. 

TRURO – Nobody in Colchester County will be more eager to beat the Truro Bearcats in their EastLink Division final than Shawn Wright.

The 20-year-old North River resident is a former Bearcat who now wears the purple and black of the Amherst Ramblers.

The best-of-seven series kicks off Tuesday at 7 p.m. at RECC.

“Playing against Truro in my hometown in the playoffs is definitely going to be exciting,” the six-foot, 185-pound forward said.

Wright was released by the Bearcats in September 2011 after the return of Cole Hawes to the Bearcats lineup. He had a goal and an assist in two games.

He recorded three assists in 31 games as a rookie in 2009-10.

Wright was claimed off waivers by the junior B Brookfield Elks that October and went on to collect 23 points (11G, 12A) in 32 games.

He rejoined the junior A circuit in January when he was picked up by the Ramblers. Primarily a fourth-line checker, Wright has one assist in five playoff games.

Wright said he holds no hard feelings toward the Hubtown organization – he’s remained friends with several Bearcats players, especially those whom he’s grown up and played minor hockey with – and is happy with how things have worked out.

“Yeah, I like it here,” Wright, who now lives with a billet family in Amherst, said. “We have a good group of guys and a good team that could go on a long playoff run the way things are looking right now.”

sports@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @tdnmatt

 

 

Organizations: Bearcats, Ramblers, Hubtown organization

Geographic location: Amherst, North River, Colchester County

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